The history of Bath

Shaping Victorian Bath

Charles Bayer’s corset factory opened in Bath 125 years ago. Eirlys Penn tells the undercover story A Bayer corset was a thing of wonder. Finely engineered...

Alas! Poor Romeo: Bath’s worst actor

Historian Catherine Pitt tells the story of a man considered to be the worst actor in history, yet Bath audiences queued to see him perform Bath, 1808 – ge...

The famous visitors of Bath’s past

Jessica Hope delves into the archives and discovers some of Bath’s most illustrious visitors from centuries gone Bath attracts all kinds of famous and nota...

Time gentlemen, please

Historian Catherine Pitt explores the hidden world of the private members’ clubs in Bath A sense of belonging is an inherent desire of human nature, whethe...

The ghost signs of Bath

Historian Kirsten Elliott delves into the evolution of advertising and invites us to read the historic writing on the walls of Bath If you were to be asked w...

Visitors from the past

With Halloween almost upon us historian Catherine Pitt takes a look at some recent ghost sightings in Bath – and asks, can we really see dead people? In a ...

A perfect panorama:
Bath Abbey

Jessica Hope puts on some sensible shoes and climbs to the top of Bath Abbey to experience an extraordinary view of the city Standing at 49 metres tall, Bath...

Finding the cure

Historian Catherine Pitt delves into the history of The Mineral Water Hospital in Bath Two hundred years before the creation of the National Health Service (...

All our working days

Historian Catherine Pitt explores Bath’s industrial past as the Museum of Bath at Work prepares to display more from its archives Bath might be best known ...

Let me entertain you

Historian Catherine Pitt takes us back in time to the heyday of Bath’s Masters of Ceremonies... Imagine yourself arriving in Bath 250 years ago, being gree...